SQL Server on Linux Shows Microsoft’s More Flexible Side

Microsoft on Tuesday announced plans to release a version of its enterprise database product SQL Server 2016 for Linux. “Bringing SQL Server to Linux is another way we are making our products and new innovations more accessible to a broader set of users and meeting them where they are,” said Scott Guthrie, executive vice president…


Have Apple’s rivals finally stopped copying the iPhone?

Mobile World Congress isn’t technically over until Thursday, but the biggest announcements from this year’s show are already behind us. We’ve seen some fantastic innovations across the board at MWC 2016, from smartphones and laptops to accessories and a whole new category of mobile companion devices. But the most interesting development at the show might…


Dollars and Sense: In fitness tech, it’s game over

One of the most exciting companies in consumer technology isn’t even a tech company Armed with little more than a fitness tracker, an iPhone app and will power, I was able to lose 50 lbs in three months. I’ve even lost another 20 lbs since then, having gone from being one of more than 600 million…


The Power of Small Groups in Online Marketing

In 1910, Harold Peck Gould graduated from the University of Michigan just as the efficiency movement was becoming the leading new philosophy of the business world.  By 1913, Gould became the publisher and the editor-in-chief of the magazine “Efficiency”, later named “100%”. By 1916, even Gould’s alma mater along with most other major business and…


Why protecting critical infrastructure from cyberattacks is a global emergency

On Dec. 23, the entire Ivano-Frankivsk region in Ukraine suffered a major power outage. According to security experts and the Ukrainian Government the attackers used a destructive variant of the popular BlackEnergy malware. According to a Ukrainian media, the power outage was caused by a destructive malware that disconnected electrical substations. Experts speculate that the hackers targeted…


Netflix is making it hard to resist breaking the rules

Late last year, Netflix began a cat and mouse game that will undoubtedly go on for years to come. Under pressure from content owners to crack down, Netflix began blocking users in some regions from accessing Netflix while using a VPN service. Why use a VPN to access Netflix? Because the company must negotiate licensing…


What really makes ‘Star Wars’ so unique?

Yes, we can’t have enough of Star Wars, especially now that Star Wars: The Force Awakens is dominating the movie landscape. The universe created by George Lucas in the late ‘70s isn’t perfect and the ideas in the films are definitely not original. In fact, many of them have been borrowed from somewhere else. Even…